Re: New Redhat

Robert S. Thau (
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 17:58:12 -0400 (EDT)

Rationilization Theaters...todays Episode...Non Mea Culpa

Huh? Non mea culpa because I'm not RedHat --- and Redhat are clearly
culpable. I wasn't trying to hide that, and I hope it didn't look
that way. I was just trying to preempt wisecracks from the usual
suspects about shoddiness of freeware generally. Such as the ones
which MS spokesmen have been making regarding mozilla, e.g. claiming
that having many people working on (hence, fixing problems with)
the code somehow makes it buggier, when experience, including
the RedHat 5.1 experience, generally shows the reverse.

(That is, the xosview code would not have gone gold in a seriously
broken state if there had been a more open review. Of course, you'd
hope that RedHat would be capable of catching something like this by
themselves as well, but that's another ewer of bleach...).